Feb 18, 2013 4:00am PST
jackie kennedy as well as photographs and books. u.s. markets are closed for the president's holiday. housing recovery will be a big focus. housing starts wednesday and existing home sales thursday. investors will also be on the hunt for some clarity from the fed. the release of its last meeting minutes. the question is whether there's been any more talk of ending its easy money policy. >>> also on deck, walmart's earnings report. speculation is swirling after bloomberg quoted an internal e-mail saying walmart's february sales were "total disaster." gold will also be on the radar this week. the recent market darling has tumbled to a six-month low, shedding 4% already this year. >>> prices at the pump have been on the rise each of the past 29 days, rising seven cents this week to a average in of $3.64 a gallon, 12 cents more than last year. >>> a strike by a major spanish airline could ground more than 1,000 flights this week. workers at iberia began a five-day strike at midnight over plans to cut more than 3,800 jobs and salaries. >>> bmw is recalling almost 575,000 cars in the u.s.